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  1. For me, Dawsons ended up being the ones the provide best overall reliability. The others I tried were Tripp and Wilson.
  2. Have to disagree. I think it's fine to try different things in search of what works best. I've changed a couple of grip related things in the last five years and am convinced they helped me score better.
  3. I shoot at two nearby ranges and keep encountering the same people, so most everyone I shoot with is a buddy if not a friend. And if I end up on a squad with people I haven't met, I then have some new buddies. Don't even think about how it affects my shooting. I shoot how I shoot.
  4. Winter increases my ammo usage since that's the nice shooting season in Phoenix. Might have to switch to .45 if primers don't come back online sometime next year.
  5. The Dawsons worked flawlessly last night. No dropped bullets when removing a mag to barney up, all mags dropped free on reloads.
  6. I do have that issue with Tripp mags. Also, I sometimes get hangups during reloads when the top bullet nose is sticking out beyond the front of the mag. It's a tradeoff. These mags are easy to de-load but we see these issues. Might try the Dawsons next match.
  7. Thanks 4n2t0. Based on that data and Hodgdon's load reference data, 3.7gr CFE would be my starting load.
  8. Hi all. Currently I have a 9mm load I like, using Titegroup powder. I happen to have a lot more CFE Pistol powder than Titegroup right now, and powder is a bit hard to come by lately. My current Tightgroup load is 3.0gr under a 147gr Bayou or Black Bullet International 9mm. Either bullet works fine. This yields a PF of around 128-130. I seek an equivalent load using CFE Pistol instead of Titegroup powder. Recommendations? Thanks, Bob
  9. My workouts aren't super structured. I do something every day. The trick for me is to simply get up early and go to the gym. When the gyms were closed, I depended on my home chin-up bar and a few pairs of dumbbells. I couldn't do all the exercises below due to lack of equipment, but I could do a lot. I pick from this menu: Situps or ab machine Squats Leg extensions Leg curls Calf raises Pull-ups and chin-ups Seated rows Upright rows Shrugs Pushups or bench press Overhead press Side raises Tricep exten
  10. Current match schedule is: Monday night: Cowtown USPSA Wednesday night: Cowtown Steel Thursday night: Cactus Match League Practice Not going to Sunday matches lately but that will change.
  11. Hope to see you at the range soon Steven!
  12. Shot a USPSA All Classifer last night. It was 115 degrees. It is difficult to do well in such conditions. However my rugged fellow Arizona shooters showed up in strong numbers and we had a good time. It's just good to be getting some matches in. Soon the weather will be much more pleasant here.
  13. Techwell grip panels and magwell, Wilson extended mag release button with extra strength spring to avoid mag drops when shooting, 2 lb trigger job, tuning of the grip safety leg of the leaf spring, EGW ambi thumb safety. For mags I stick with Trip Research 10-rounders.
  14. A super speedy draw isn't necessary to do pretty well in low level matches, but the ability to automatically and reliably have the sights appear in front of your face aligned on the target you're looking at (this is called "the index") is super useful. Along with that, you want to have your shooting grip set at the time the sights come into alignment. As Ben Stoeger puts it in Dry Fire Reloaded, use 100% of available support hand grip strength. And practice until you get the same grip every time. If you are good at those basic elements of starting your stage, and your draw is al
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